Executive Education Graduates Fall 2013 Executive Development Program Class

11/07/2013 04:23 PM

BATON ROUGE – Fourteen potential high-level leaders comprised the fall 2013 class of LSU Executive Education’s Executive Development Program. The group graduated Thursday, Oct. 24, during a luncheon and ceremony held at Juban’s Restaurant after taking part in the 10-day program, which serves as a resource and partner to any organization searching for a way to transform its managers into strong and effective leaders that can ensure growth and the future of a company.

According to LSU Executive Education Director Robin Kistler, the Executive Development Program enrollees cover topics such as persuasion and influence, negotiations, personality profiling, stress management and strategy and innovation.

“We had a really great group of candidates in this class,” Kistler said. “They bonded quickly and their Legacy Project to commemorate their time and educational experience with us will certainly be impactful.”

Kistler added that each Executive Development Program class selects a nonprofit to support during their time together. The most recent class chose the Wounded Warrior Project and raised $13,243 for the organization.

The fall 2013 class hailed from Louisiana and Mississippi and consisted of:

  • Todd Burton, RoyOMartin
  • Greg Chancellor, SMEPA
  • Brenda Evans, Louisiana Housing Corporation
  • Chris Frasier, MMR Group
  • Henry Gainer, SMEPA
  • DeWayne Harmon, Brock Services LLC
  • Ryan Jaeger The Mcc Group
  • Chad Juneau, Gilchrist Construction Company LLC
  • Craig Kendrick, Green’s Energy Group
  • Brad Menard, Louisiana Lottery Corporation
  • Robert Price, John Chance Land Survey Inc.
  • Chris Rhodes, SMEPA
  • Jeffrey Smith, MMR Group
  • Brady Trahan, T. Baker Smith LLC


The Executive Development Program is an approved Continuing Professional Development program with the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board, and application to the program is required. The spring 2014 Program will be Jan. 13-15, Jan. 22-24 and Feb. 24-27. The deadline to apply is Friday, Dec. 6. Visit www.business.lsu.edu/executive for more information.

For more than 50 years, LSU Executive Education, part of the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute at the E. J. Ourso College of Business, has prepared individuals and organizations to meet the challenges of a changing workplace and economy. Focusing on professional development in leadership and business, Executive Education partners with organizations who believe the key to sustainability is investing in their most valuable resource – people. Visit http://executive.lsu.edu for more information about non-credit and non-degree programs.


Photo from left to right: Chris Frasier, Todd Burton, Brad Menard, Ryan Jaeger, DeWayne Harmon, Henry Gainer, Craig Kendrick, Brenda Evans, Greg Chancellor, Chris Rhodes, Robert Price, Jeffery Smith and Brady Trahan. Not pictured: Chad Juneau

Wendy  Marx 
E. J. Ourso College of Business

Posted on Thursday, November 7, 2013